Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Signs made out of floor samples.

How I made 8 different signs 
out of floor samples.


 It all started with a clearance... these wood floor samples were $.08 a piece at our Lowes home improvement store.

Sign #1, Bakery
I stenciled each block with a letter and then I clicked and stapled them together on the back. 
A nice chunky sign. 

I picked these up for $.03 a piece. I did basically the same thing to them except I painted them white and because they are so thin, I used duck tape on the back to hold them together.

Sign #2, Welcome Home
This view is from the foyer coming in from the garage.

This is stick on vinyl. It was around $2.00.

Sign #3, Self Service Only
I stuck the vinyl to a piece of foam board, painted it white, added letters and sanded it. 
And, yes, I mean every single word...

This is another piece of vinyl. I used the same technique here.

Sign #4, Gather
 I made a Gather sign for the dining room.

Sign #5, Joy
One piece was enough to make two signs. I cut it to the size I needed with scissors. 
I really like how it distresses.


This is ceramic tile that looks like wood. It's very heavy.

Sign #6, Chalkboard
I decided to make a chalkboard sign out of it. 
I think it'll make a good prop for any vignette.

I found these laminate floor boards at a Habitat thrift store. They were $.65 a piece. I wish I'd bought more than two! I went back yesterday and they were all gone.

Sign #7, Family Sign
I've been wanting to put something above the TV so I made a family sign. I used little screws and wire on the back to hang it.

Sign #8, Grocery Sign
This one is my favorite! I used six inch letters on this laminate board for my grocery sign. Notice I put my cabinet doors back on. I needed a change... again.
Okay, so I've gone a little overboard with the signs... but I just can't help myself.  

I hope I've inspired you today. 

Thank you so much for stopping by 
Thrift My House!

29 comments:

  1. You have lost your mind...but in the best way! Great use of inexpensive materials outside of the box, Sherry.

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  2. Sherry,
    I love this. This is so cool. What a great way to make signs. You go girl with your cleverness!
    Kris

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  3. I love them too! I want to make a sign that says Gather. Just something about that sentiment. :)

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  4. This is such a great idea, Sherry. Love all of your signs!
    Mary Alice

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  5. Hi Sherry, I just loved what you created using the floor samples and other mediums. You are so good and so creative coming up with all these way to make signs. I love them too and I don't think you can have too many. Your home is beautiful with such a cozy farmhouse feel. Love your kitchen.
    Thanks again for the inspiration.
    Hugs

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  6. You are truly talented. I love them all.

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  7. Sherry- WHAT FUN! You sure got a lot of milage out of those pieces of wood and that lettering. I love everything you did here. All your signs are wonderful. I think I need a sign now- xo Diana

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  8. I think it was a sign from above! You definitely got one heck of a deal and they all look amazing Sherry!

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  9. "sign" me up, love the idea of using floor samples that's very thrifty and self stick ones are totally fab just paint and hang. This was just the "sign" I needed to go out looking for some :)

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  10. You certainly have! Very clever use of everyday items. Pinning

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  11. Great idea, Sherry! All your sings turned out just wonderful. We have lots of empty wall space. I need to make some signs too.

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  12. Oh Sherry, look at you go! I love your signs and I wish I didn't stink at stenciling. On the other hand, I seem to have enough leftover floorboards that I could get lots of practice. LOL! I think I like the self service one the best.

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  13. Oh Sherry...You are a genius! I love this idea,and I have extra bits from past floor projects just collecting dust under the spare room bed. What a great way to use them. Love all your signs, but I definitely need to make a big JOY sign,

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  14. Great inspiration! Love each one! I am a Dougherty... probably related way back when... Hugs!

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  15. These are great Sherry! I have a box full of flooring samples from when we were picking stuff out and I fully plan to do something with those someday as well!!

    -andi

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  16. Well I never would've thought to use those materials to make signs from. How cute! They look so professionally done. I love signs!

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  17. OH, I have a weakness for signs and I LOVE all of yours! You're so crafty! :)
    Susan

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  18. Great ideas and such money savers! Signs like those can be very pricey, you have been inspirational!! Blessings, Cindy

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  19. These are amazing, Sherry! You're such a smart cookie! I think I have to try some of these for gifts for the family for Christmas! Hugs!

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  20. Clever, clever, clever! Love how your signs turned out--more sections for me to browse at Lowe's! Blessings, Cecilia

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  21. What a great deal on the floor samples. You really got your moneys worth with all the beautiful signs you created.

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  22. Love all your signs. Great gifts too for family or friends.

    Looks fab in the kitchen where you have them. Dinning room. I must save you to my fav.

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  23. I love all your signs. Making them out of the flooring samples is genius. I can't wait to see your new mantel transformation. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

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  25. LOVE the self service sign! It's the only way to go.

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